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Bose® L1® Model II System Chosen for Acclaimed Vocal Duo Joey+Rory

Academy of Country Music’s 2010 “Top New Vocal Duo” award winners take their Bose® L1® Model II loudspeaker system with B2 Bass subwoofers to their Middle Tennessee farm, where it becomes the house PA and monitor system for the duo’s The Joey+Rory Show on RFD-TV

Framingham, Massachusetts, June 26, 2014 – Critically acclaimed vocal duo Joey+Rory have done it all. Rory Feek has written four number-one country hits, among them “Some Beach,” recorded by Blake Shelton, and “A Little More Country Than That,” recorded by Easton Corbin, and has had dozens of other songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in country music. He and his wife, Joey, are road warriors and regulars on the Grand Ole Opry, where they’ve performed over 40 times. While they garnered the Academy of Country Music® “Top New Vocal Duo” award in 2010, have their own television show on RFD-TV, and a radio program on Nashville’s WSM, Joey still finds time to work at their family-owned café while Rory handles farm chores. To make the most out of busy lives and careers, they know they have to choose the right tools, and one of their most important pieces is the L1® Model II system with B2 Bass modules from Bose® Professional Systems.

After deciding to embark on a performing career in 2008, Joey+Rory got to work making records and hitting the road. In 2011, Rory encountered the Bose L1 sound system being used by a colleague and he asked to borrow it for a few dates on the road. Both he and Joey quickly realized how the Bose L1 system could make their lives easier, by functioning as a combination PA and monitoring system. The highly portable L1 system fit nicely in the cargo bay of their bus. Once they had acquired their own pair of L1 Model 1S systems and two B1 Bass modules, the systems also served as the main PA and monitoring system for the filming of their popular television program. The Joey+Rory Show is filmed in a converted barn right on their Tennessee farm. Joey and Rory soon realized that this barn/studio would also make a great concert hall, and with the help of the L1 system, Joey+Rory now perform sold-out “Farmhouse Concerts” in this intimate 300-seat venue. In 2013, they upgraded to a pair of L1 Model II systems with B2 Bass modules.

“We can use the Bose PA anywhere, in almost any sized room, so it’s a very effective choice for us,” says Rory. “We’ve used it in pretty big halls where it’s both the PA and the monitor system, and we also use it in the café, which seats 60 people, for really intimate songwriter performances. The L1 system keeps the vocal out in front and it makes the live performance sound like the way you recorded it.”

The Bose L1 system has become so deeply enmeshed in Joey+Rory’s lives that it was also the PA used at the reception for their daughter’s wedding. “It’s just a great sound system – reliable, portable, easy to use and great sounding,” he says. “I guess you could say it’s part of the family now.”

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Christie Previews First 4K Laser Illuminated 3-Chip DLP Projector Running at True 120HZ

Christie® is previewing the latest addition of its Mirage 4K platform, the Christie Mirage 4KLH. This new model builds on all the benefits of the Mirage platform, but adds Christie Solid State Laser illumination technology, driving a new range of brightness and flexibility. The Mirage 4K platform is ideal for 3D applications for advanced visualization in automotive, location-based entertainment, government, military, oil and gas and more.

Christie laser projectors provide industry-leading brightness, wider color gamut capabilities, higher contrast, and dramatically reduced maintenance requirements, resulting in a better experience for all 2D and 3D applications.

Christie Mirage 4KLH laser 3-chip DLP® projector at true 120Hz

The Mirage 4KLH supports both full 120Hz active stereo and passive stereo with optional external filters and polarized passive glasses with 3P illumination. The Mirage 4KLH system is also configurable with Christie’s latest 6P illumination source, providing support for an unprecedented 120Hz per eye when used in a 6P passive configuration.

Like the existing lamp based Mirage 4K projectors, the Mirage 4KLH is anchored by the unique Christie TruLife™ electronics platform with proprietary 1.2 Gigapixel per second, floating point architecture, offering full 4096 by 2160 resolution at 120Hz for 3D and integrated Christie Twist for warping and blending. The preview of the Mirage 4KLH takes place in the Christie 3D showroom located adjacent to the IVR conference at the Tokyo Big Sight, Japan’s largest exhibition technology and high definition image technology, June 25-27.

“Christie, as the global leader in the visualization market has the first and only projector in the world to provide full 4K DLP® resolution at a true 120Hz. With this new Mirage 4KLH, Christie has raised the benchmark even higher with high performance visualization solutions currently available on the market,” said Larry Paul, senior director of Technology and Visualization Solutions, Christie.

Mamoru Hanzawa, director of Christie Digital Systems, Japan, added, “Christie designs the most functionally-advanced and intuitive 3D projection for visualization display solutions. Enhancing the Mirage 4K with laser illumination will expand the capabilities for new applications. Christie once again is demonstrating its leadership position and dedication to customers with solutions and services that our customers have come to expect. Our mission at Christie is to help our customers create the world’s best shared experiences.”

By introducing the world’s first stereoscopic 3-chip DLP® projector in 2001, Christie set new standards for 3D performance and changed the way people looked at stereoscopic images. For 12 years Christie has led numerous Mirage innovations to facilitate the use of 3D visualization for multiple applications, including visualization of advanced computer-generated models, and presentation of engaging content at location-based entertainment venues, opening the doors to enhanced human perception and understanding.

Listen Technologies’ Cory Schaeffer Honored with InfoComm Women in AV Award

BLUFFDALE, UT, June 23, 2014 — Listen Technologies Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of assistive listening products, is proud to announce that Cory Schaeffer, Listen Co-Founder & Vice President of Business Development Worldwide, has been honored with a Women in AV Award by InfoComm International®, the leading professional audiovisual trade association. The award was presented at InfoComm 2014, which took place June 14-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Schaeffer received her award alongside fellow honoree Jan Sandri, founding member of FSR, a well-known manufacturer of a wide variety of products for the AV industry.

Schaeffer stated, “It’s great to be recognized by InfoComm International with this prestigious award. I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish, and I believe that this award will help in my main goal: to raise awareness about the disability of hearing loss. And being acknowledged alongside Jan Sandri, whom I respect and admire, made the honor even more meaningful.”

In 1998, Schaeffer co-founded Listen Technologies. In 2011, Listen Technologies was named the most recognizable brand of assistive listening system in North America. Listen products are now sold worldwide in more than 30 countries.

Schaeffer’s talents in the AV industry extend beyond sales and business development. She holds two patents for her contributions to the ListenPoint product line. In addition, Cory played a key role in establishing partnerships with Ampetronic, the global leader in hearing loop systems, and Televic Conferencing.

Schaeffer is deeply committed to shining a spotlight on what she calls the invisible disability of hearing loss. She has been involved in supporting the HLAA Utah Walk4Hearing. She is a thought leader within the AV industry, building awareness about hearing loss, the ADA standards, and hearing loss prevention. She contributes regularly to the InfoComm International’s “All Voices” blog.

In Utah, Schaeffer leads the effort to build awareness for the AV industry. For the past six years she has successfully lobbied Utah’s governor, the mayors of Salt Lake County and Park City, and the Bluffdale City Council to proclaim one week every October as AV Week. During AV Week, Schaeffer organizes community activities to highlight the AV industry, including tours of AV systems in the Capitol Theater, the Utah State Capitol, Rio Tinto Stadium, Adobe and the Hale Theater. She has also spearheaded fundraising efforts to purchase AV equipment for a Utah school.

Schaeffer is motivated by creating and selling products that change lives, whether it is helping the hearing-impaired participate in church services or a student hear instructions in the classroom. This has taken her to the top of her profession: the industry recognized Cory’s impact on AV technology by electing her to the Board of Directors for InfoComm International to serve a four-year term from 2009 to 2012.

The Women in AV Award was created by InfoComm to raise awareness of the growing role of female professionals in the male-dominated field of audiovisual technology. These award winners are in the upper echelon of AV professionals and symbolize the strength of entrepreneurship and excellence in developing tomorrow’s AV talent.

“Both Jan Sandri and Cory Schaeffer have demonstrated extraordinary levels of professional knowledge, while taking time to improve the industry and better the lives of others,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “InfoComm is pleased to celebrate Cory and Jan’s achievements.”

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Grand Ole Opry Installs New Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™)

- Iconic venue replaces its legacy PFS™ with the latest technology and protocols -

Nashville, TN: As part of a recent control room upgrade, the Grand Ole Opry has installed a new PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) – 2 to replace its legacy PFS. Included in the upgrade are custom PFS-positioned Genelec 8250A monitors and a new Studer Vista 9 console. “We’re very gratified to know that PFS users are choosing to replace or upgrade their original systems with the newer technology that renders dramatic sonic improvements over the previous iterations,” states TEC Award-winning studio designer and creator of the PFS, Carl Tatz.

Grand Ole Opry/Ryman Auditorium Chief Broadcast Engineer King Williams describes his experience of upgrading from the older legacy PFS to the current offering: “Having worked with the Phantom Focus System for a number of years in both our broadcast rooms (Opry and Ryman Auditorium), I was pretty certain that I knew how it was going to sound when Carl brought in the new equipment to upgrade our current PFS after the installation of the Studer Vista 9. I was right and I was wrong. It was a familiar sound, yes, but the detail was increased by at least a factor of 2, and that was fairly astounding.”

Williams further explains, “The Phantom Focus System is a tool to be used for both diagnostics and artistic achievement – you know what is wrong immediately, and getting to what is right is easier than ever before. Thanks, Carl!”

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Clay Paky Sharpys Go Bollywood at the IIFA Awards for the Hindi-Language Cinema

An awards show like none other took Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium by storm when the annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards came to the U.S. for the first time. The IIFA Awards honor artistic and technical excellence in Bollywood, India’s famed Hindi-language film industry that sells more than 3 billion tickets every year. The show, which aired on Star World Network, used a large complement of Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures.

“The IIFA Awards are the Indian equivalent of the Oscars with 800 million viewers worldwide,” says lighting designer Eugene O’Connor. “Cinema is huge there, and the awards show lasted more than five hours. It had a very big open and included production numbers with 60-70 dancers.”

O’Connor knew that Clay Paky Sharpys “were always going to be the main light” for the show in a stadium that demanded “big looks” for its giant TV audience. “With so much video on stage we needed something that was going to break through,” he adds.

Sharpys always top O’Connor’s fixture list. “You can’t beat them, especially if you can get enough of them,” he says. “We had 85 Sharpys from PRG on the IIFA Awards. We positioned 16 on the floor across the front of the stage and 14 across the back. There were six vertical towers with three or four Sharpys on each, plus a bunch on the roof.”

He notes that “when you light for TV you tend to light for FOH, but I light for many different angles. I like a lot of heights, and I let light wrap around the stage so everything is very big, bright and colorful. And the Sharpys performed really well.”

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, commented, “This is an impressively large show. We had been hearing about it for months beforehand. It’s great that they put the Sharpy to such great use with such great success.”

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Antelope Audio Announces Shipment of its Portable Audio Interface with 12 Studio Grade Mic Pres and 20 Analog Inputs

Zen Studio Brings Unprecedented Functionality and Quality in a Portable Design, Enabling Musicians, Engineers and Sound Designers to Capture Pristine Audio While ‘On the Go’

June 26, 2014 · Santa Monica, Calif. – Leading professional audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio announced that its widely anticipated Zen Studio multi-channel recording interface is now shipping. Priced at $2,495, Zen Studio is a multi-faceted, portable audio interface with best-in-class analog and digital connectivity. Measuring just 16.8” / 418 mm wide and constructed in an attractive and durable housing, the Zen Studio delivers ‘world class’ capabilities to audio professionals who want to capture outstanding, studio-quality recordings in any location.

A fully featured recording interface complete with Antelope’s industry standard clocking technology and a built-in monitoring section, Zen Studio consists of 12 studio grade mic pres, on-board DSP effects and the company’s proprietary low-latency USB connectivity — all in a package that can easily fit inside a backpack. Zen Studio is perfectly suited for traveling musicians, location sound engineers, field recordists and producers seeking the ultimate in portability and sound quality.

Supreme sound

While the Zen is diminutive in size, it delivers stunning audio quality with 12 studio grade microphone preamplifiers, Antelope Audio’s Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management algorithm and A/D & D/A conversion technology. This combination makes it the most authentic analog-sounding interface on the market. The unit’s custom USB and conversion technologies are identical to that of the top-selling 32-channel Orion32 interface, which is a centerpiece in the playback rigs for artists such as Rihanna, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, and integral to the mixing and mastering studios of engineers like Eric Sarafin (aka Mixerman), Brian Vibberts, Howie Weinberg or electronic music producers like Robert Babicz and Dusty Kid.

Power and flexibility

In addition to world class, studio-grade audio quality, Zen Studio offers an extremely powerful DSP, based on a custom FPGA device with massive parallel processing capabilities. This allows fast and easy simultaneous processing of multiple effects, enhancing the workflow like no other device on the market.

Unrivaled versatility

All audio I/O is available simultaneously for a total of 38 possible input and 14 outputs (including headphone outs), plus 24 simultaneous I/O channels via custom USB, supporting 24-bit, 192 kHz audio. Users can create up to four independent zero-latency mixes assignable to any outputs, including the two independent headphone outputs and monitor outputs. The unit is fully controllable using an intuitive desktop application on both PC and Mac, offering flexible signal routing and DSP-based effects along with custom presets.

Zen Studio delivers unparalleled quality and portability for the modern recordists. Its feature set makes it flexible for almost any recording and playback application, and its size makes it suitable for just about any location. For more information, please visit the Antelope Audio site at http://www.antelopeaudio.com.

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Matrox at IBC2014 — Product Preview

New additions to all Matrox product lines to be highlighted including live streaming and recording solutions, 4K video monitoring cards, scan converters, multiviewers, editing devices and OEM products

At IBC2014 (Amsterdam, Sept. 12–16, stand 7.B29), Matrox® Video will showcase video streaming and recording appliances, live production streaming systems, 4K video monitoring cards, multiviewers, scan converters, editing devices, and developer products.

Matrox Monarch HD — Video Streaming and Recording Appliance
Matrox Monarch HD™ is a small, easy-to-use H.264 encoder designed for professional video producers who need to simultaneously stream a live event and record a mastering-quality version for post-event editing. From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch HD simultaneously records a high-quality MP4 or MOV file to an SD card, a USB drive, or a network-mapped drive. The new Monarch SDK, an HTTP-based API, includes documentation and sample code that let AV and broadcast equipment developers write applications to configure and control Monarch HD streaming capabilities, giving them a very straightforward way to include a high-quality webcasting service as part of their overall product offerings. The IBC2014 demonstration will present Monarch HD integrated with a Crestron® controller, which allows operators to easily start and stop streaming and recording from within the familiar Crestron interface.

Matrox VS4 and VS4Recorder — Multi-Camera Streaming and Recording Systems
Matrox VS4™ is a quad HD capture card ideal for multi-camera live production streaming with Telestream® Wirecast® for Windows® or StudioCoast vMix software. It not only sends video feeds for streaming, it also facilitates ISO recording to disk of all the original video and audio feeds for post event editing via a Matrox plug-in for Wirecast or Matrox Video for Windows (VfW) codecs for vMix MultiCoder software. The VS4Recorder™ multi-camera recording app works with the VS4 card to give live event producers complete synchronized control over capture of the four inputs connected to the VS4 to create high-quality MOV, MP4, or AVI files for use with popular editing apps, for immediate upload to the internet or for archiving.

Matrox Mojito 4K — 4K Video Monitoring Card
Matrox Mojito™ 4K is a quad 3G-SDI, 4K video card for use with Adobe® Creative Cloud™ professional video editing tools on Windows platforms. It provides 10-bit H.264 intra-frame rendering and enables realtime monitoring and output of video footage at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and at frame rates up to 60 fps (4Kp60). Users can ingest, edit, render and export in full 4K.

Matrox MicroQuad — Multiviewer
Matrox MicroQuad™ is a four-channel SDI-to-HDMI multiviewer for 3G/HD/SD at a breakthrough price. It lets broadcasters and A/V professionals use an affordable HDMI display to view up to four SDI video signals and show or hide labels and VU meters. Its powerful 10-bit scaling engine and advanced filtering algorithms ensure a crisp, artifact-free monitoring experience. MicroQuad can be controlled using buttons on the unit itself or from a distance using a Windows-based app.

Matrox Convert DVI Plus — Scan Converter
Matrox Convert™ DVI Plus is a cost-effective, genlockable HD-SDI scan converter that lets broadcasters easily and economically incorporate content from computers, iPads and iPhones into broadcast programs. It is ideal for creating broadcast-quality video from computer applications such as Skype, YouTube, Google Earth, FaceTime, ProPresenter, PowerPoint and web browsers. The region-of-interest feature lets the user define any region of any size from the computer display and output just that content at the required broadcast resolution. If the selected area doesn’t match the output resolution, Matrox Convert DVI Plus provides horizontal and vertical upscaling and downscaling. The unit can be genlocked to an SD analog black burst (bi-level) or HD tri-level genlock source. Proc amp controls on the output let the user adjust the hue, chroma, saturation, and brightness levels. In addition, Matrox Convert DVI Plus can be used to drive projectors and large displays at live events.

Matrox MXO2 LE MAX — Editing Device
Matrox MXO2 LE MAX™ provides broadcast-quality input, output and monitoring for leading editing apps from Adobe, Apple® and Avid®. It turbocharges H.264 encoding for deliveries to the web, mobile devices and Blu-ray up to five times faster than software alone without sacrificing quality. In addition, MXO2 devices provide cross-platform Mac® and Windows support and are still the only solutions that connect anywhere, Mac and PC, via Thunderbolt™, PCIe® or ExpressCard/34®—with the same versatile unit.

Matrox DSX — Developer Products
Matrox DSX™ Developer Products combine a full range of multi-channel SD/HD/4K I/O hardware, including low profile cards that support up to eight reconfigurable SDI inputs and outputs, with feature-rich Windows and Linux SDKs and powerful tools for quick app development. Matrox technology enables OEMs to create advanced broadcast graphics systems, video servers, channel-in-a-box equipment, contribution and distribution encoders, and non-linear editing systems that provide 24/7 reliability in even the most demanding environments. Premium hardware features include multiple motion adaptive de-interlacers, up/down/cross converters and video compositors. A constantly expanding selection of codecs (DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2, XDCAM HD AVC-Intra, H.264, Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, PitchBlue, and more) and extensive file format support (GXF, MXF, MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4, and more) meet evolving needs.

About Matrox Video
Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

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BenQ Takes Home Two NewBay Media Best of Show InfoComm Awards

BenQ’s MW853UST Education Projector and BH380 Bar Display Recognized by AV Technology and Digital Signage

COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 25, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, Classroom IQ innovations, and the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand in North America(1), today announced that two of its solutions have been recognized with NewBay Media Best of Show Awards at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas. The MW853UST ultra short-throw projector and BH380 digital signage bar display were recognized by AV Technology magazine and Digital Signage magazine, respectively.

“These awards are a direct result of BenQ’s dedication to being an innovative provider of solutions for any space, be it the classroom, boardroom, or retail store,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “We are delighted to receive this recognition from our respected peers in the industry and will continue to develop new solutions that put smart, collaborative products into the hands of students and professionals.”

BenQ’s ultra short-throw MW853UST projector featuring Colorific(TM) technology is designed specifically for the connected education sector, bringing enhanced interactivity to projection-based classrooms. To create larger-than-life lesson plans, the projector’s dual-screen capabilities can easily enlarge a learning space’s projection area, allowing up to four participants to collaborate simultaneously on screens as large as 190 inches. Easy to set up and install, the MW853UST features a wall-mount plate integrated directly onto the projector, 3D, PC, and Blu-ray(TM) readiness, and double 10W speakers — creating a complete multimedia solution that turns classrooms into collaborative and engaging learning spaces. The interactive solution also offers superior connectivity with ultra short-throw design and features auto-calibration for easy installation. The device allows teachers and students to interact using up to four PointWrite(TM) pens or via finger-touch technology for simple hands-on collaboration directly on the screen. The MW853UST’s 10,000:1 ultra-sharp contrast ratio, 3,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, and lamp life are enhanced by the SmartEco(TM) technology for long-lasting, reliable, and vibrant images.

Featuring BenQ’s exclusive Colorific technology to produce more than 1 billion life-like colors compared to only 16.7 million from most LCD projectors, the MW853UST combines up to seven different colors to create vibrant, true-to-life images, as opposed to the traditional three-color spectrum from LCD devices. The Colorific projector also delivers up to three times more contrast than similar top-selling LCD models for a brighter, more crisp viewing experience, as well as providing better picture quality over time since DLP displays do not experience light burn or color degradation after extended usage. As a result, educators and business professionals experience a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) over the life of their projector, resulting in reductions in maintenance and replacement costs, while ensuring that image quality always remains the same.

BenQ’s BH380 38-inch bar display enables ultra-widescreen 32:9 signage formats for public transit, restaurant menu boards, ticket kiosks, and more. VESA mountable, the panel can be easily installed and integrated with any existing systems or room configurations. The industrial grade panel is also LED backlit and features an incredible long-lasting backlight life of up to 50,000 hours — making the device ideal for long-term installations that require durability, energy efficiency, and low maintenance costs. The panel boasts a color TFT-LCD screen, 4000:1 native contrast ratio, 1920 x 540 resolution, and high 75-percent rate of uniformity.

An incredibly versatile digital signage solution, the space-saving BH380 features 1500 nits of ultra-high brightness and 176/176-degree wide viewing angles for increased visibility without any artifacts — resulting in impactful visual communication and anywhere/anytime information displays. The BH380 boasts an incredibly thin form factor and can be used in either portrait or landscape mode to facilitate compatibility with any environment or background, such as subway cars, take-out signage applications, and information kiosks. For full connection flexibility, the panel also accepts DVI and VGA signal interfaces and includes three USB ports to enable users to plug it directly into an existing system for even easier installation.

The awards were presented on the InfoComm show floor and were selected by panels of professional users and editors, as well as by judges’ inspection at the convention. Winners will be featured in a special Best of Show Awards Program Guide, distributed in digital edition form to readers of Sound & Video Contractor, AV Technology, Digital Signage, ProSound News, ProAudio Review, Mix, Music Festival Business, and Government Video after InfoComm 2014.

More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand(1) as well as the fastest growing projector brand(2) in North America. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

(1) Based upon Q1’14 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
(2) Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.”

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

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BenQ Unveils Award-Winning Education Solutions at ISTE 2014

New Products and Support Programs Allow Schools to Transform Classrooms Easily Into Collaborative, Connected Environments

COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 26, 2014 – BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of Classroom IQ solutions and the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand in North America(1), today announced its innovative showcase for ISTE 2014. Comprised of award-winning visual display solutions and education-specific initiatives, the company’s connected learning portfolio will include the industry-acclaimed MW853UST ultra short-throw projector and RP700+ interactive flat panel (IFP) display, as well as exciting details on BenQ’s community support programs and new grant initiatives. Held in Atlanta from June 28 to July 1, the event will bring together teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators, and policy makers to view and discuss the latest advances in education technology.

“Our showcase at this year’s ISTE represents BenQ’s dedication to empowering technology-driven classrooms with programs and solutions that enrich the overall learning experience,” said Patti Postel, CTS, National Education Sales Manager for BenQ America Corp. “Featuring market changers such as tablet-like touch navigation, dual-screen collaboration, and the new BenQ Cares Education Grant program, schools can now easily create more immersive lessons through a combination of easy-to-use technology and unmatched academic support.”

BenQ’s 70-inch RP700+ interactive flat panel features advanced multitouch technology for extremely receptive tactile navigation — allowing students and educators to easily pan, zoom, and scroll directly on the screen, exactly like a tablet. To increase viewer comfort, the panel also features advanced anti-glare glass to reduce reflection and eliminate any visual noise, in addition to a low blue light mode, which further prevents eye fatigue and stress. Increasing installation convenience via multiplatform compatibility, the RP700+ can be used with Windows(R), Mac(R), Linux(R), and Chrome OS, while EZCast software enables content directly from WiFi(R) — supporting easy notebook connectivity. Other innovations include DisplayNote software for control via handheld devices, ambient light sensors, hotkey operation, and connection options for USB microphones, cameras, and more.

The recent recipient of AV Technology Magazine’s Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2014, BenQ’s ultra short-throw MW853UST projector provides enhanced interactivity to any projection-based classroom. Featuring innovative dual-screen capabilities, two units can easily enlarge projection on any surface, allowing up to four participants to collaborate simultaneously on areas as large as 190 inches using up to four PointWrite(TM) pens or via finger-touch for simple hands-on participation. Easy to set up and install, the auto-calibrated MW853UST also features a wall mount plate integrated directly onto the projector, 3D, PC, and Blu-ray readiness, and double 10W speakers — creating a complete multimedia solution for full-on classroom collaboration.

Using Colorific(TM) technology, BenQ projectors deliver accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color — allowing learners to experience up to 1 billion stunning colors on any classroom projection screen. The technology also eliminates light burn or color degradation over extended usage to reduce devices’ total cost of ownership (TCO). To further support learning spaces, BenQ has recently unveiled the “BenQ Cares” Education Grant. The new initiative provides discounts to qualifying schools, colleges, and universities for select BenQ interactive touch panel displays.

BenQ’s full line of Classroom IQ solutions and education programs will be showcased in booth 3054 at ISTE 2014. More information on BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand(1) as well as the fastest growing projector brand(2) in North America. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

(1)Based upon Q1’14 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
(2)Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.”

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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BlueFox and YCD Multimedia Announce Strategic Partnership

The YCD Multimedia network expands its services by adding BlueFox as a provider of professional digital signage content

New York, June 26, 2014 – BlueFox and YCD Multimedia have just announced a new strategic content partnership. YCD Multimedia, with US headquarters in New York and offices around the world, is a global supplier of advanced digital signage software solutions. BlueFox, headquartered in Cesson Sévigné Cedex, France with US offices in California offers fully licensed, quality content for digital-out-of-home media systems to the YCD driven networks.

“It is extremely important that YCD provide our customers with not only great software, but also great quality content which can easily be accessed and integrated with our C-nario software,” said Sam Losar, President of YCD Multimedia USA.

Available in 17 languages, BlueFox-curated content is accessible and relevant worldwide. With high-profile clients such as JCDecaux, Clear Channel, Citibank, Carrefour, Intermarche and Orange, BlueFox maintains a strong international presence that will be a valuable addition for the YCD network.

“We are very happy to continue the work we have been doing with YCD and the former C-nario team for several years,” said Guillaume de La Tour, President and US CEO of BlueFox. “YCD’s international network is an ideal platform for BlueFox’s geo-localized content that will serve a variety of verticals and countries around the world. Thanks to YCD’s expertise in large billboards and the compatibility of our content, we are sure that this partnership will further BlueFox’s horizons.”

Offering BlueFox content to the YCD network gives customers the ability to display geo-localized content feeds updated in real-time, such as news, sports, weather and traffic reports. Viewers are therefore always exposed to the most relevant and up-to-date information. Innovation in automatic cropping technology means BlueFox content is compatible with a variety of screen formats and dimensions, giving YCD customers a high degree of customizability. More info can be found at http://www.bluefoxcontent.com/ycd

About YCD Multimedia

YCD Multimedia is a leading global provider of advanced digital signage software solutions, serving the retail, banking, gaming, entertainment, hospitality, educational, transportation and corporate markets. Founded in 1999 (and having acquired C-nario, a leading digital signage company, in 2011), YCD provides businesses and organizations with a fully-scalable platform to attract and engage customers, while communicating their brand. YCD’s software offers unmatched capabilities, driving high-impact video and mosaic walls in a native, pixel-perfect resolution. To date, the company has partnered with over 2,000 customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands, such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Ferrari, Cartier and others. YCD operates worldwide with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel, as well as an international network of partners serving clients around the globe. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com

About BlueFox

BlueFox is the leading content provider in digital signage. Exclusively serving DOOH screens, BlueFox has been in the market since 2006, delivering high-value off-the-shelf and customized content solutions for the global DOOH market. Offerings include real-time feeds, video footage and custom content channels. With its new smart signage technology, BlueFox influences customers in a non-obtrusive way, by delivering targeted content to screens in real-time depending on the viewers in the venue.

BlueFox is the only DOOH content provider operating worldwide and supplying content in 17 languages, accessible through its fully automated content webshop. The company serves a wide variety of verticals, markets and target groups with eye-catching and relevant content that is easily integrated into digital signage systems. For more information about BlueFox, visit http://www.bluefoxcontent.com/ycd

PR Contacts:

Lou Carulli
Marketing Manager
YCD Multimedia
646.237.8115
lcarulli@ycdmultimedia.com

Ariane Schang
Marketing
Bluefox
650.804.4830
arianeschang@bluefoxcontent.com

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